Willy Hutchinson will look to secure his seventh win as a professional next month when he enterst the ring at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on February 23, but is confident this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful journey.
Hutchinson has an all-star backing, from Hall of Fame promoter, Frank Warren, manager, Shelly Finkel, and his coach, Dominic Ingle — all of whom believe he will go on to win a world title.
Despite all the expectations weighing on his shoulders, Hutchinson remains focused on the task at hand.
“I know that people are saying; ‘I am going to be this and be that’, but you can’t take it as gospel because one shot and it goes wrong.
“I just have to stay focused and keep my eyes on what I do, but being a three-weight world champion would do me.
“If I can ever get to world level, I would like my first world title to be at super-middleweight, then move up to light-heavyweight and when I am older become a cruiserweight.
“I just have to wait and see what weight I grow into and although some fights have been at light-heavyweight I can do super-middleweight.
“I haven’t got a dream to beat any particular fighter. I just have a dream to be a three-weight world champion.
“I want big titles eventually, but I don’t expect anything. Who knows what can happen? I’ve just got to keep my feet grounded and take my time.”
After teaming up with Dominic Ingle in 2018, Hutchinson’s new home also houses stablemates such as, Billy Joe Saunders, Nicola Adams, and Liam Williams.
“It is unbelievable being trained by Dominic Ingle and especially being around characters like Jake Ball, Billy Joe Saunders, Jason Quigley and Liam Williams.
“They are great people. We push each other on and it is amazing to even be here.
“Billy Joe shows us all different little things and it is an honour watch him train and see what he can do.
“I try and copy him. He is one of the very best in the world and a privilege to be around him. If he keeps his mind focused he will get his world title back, no problem.
“I can’t wait to get the year started and the ball rolling in Leicester. It should be a great year ahead.”